Holy Rosary Elementary
Second and Third Grade
2nd Grade is a very special year spiritually! We prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Third grade students have the opportunity to.participate in the mass as altar servers for the first time after receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy communion as second graders. Both grades also get religious instruction in the school’s atrium. Academically, we transition from the concept of “learning to read” to the idea of “reading to learn.” In mathematics we spend time in all the strands: Numbers and Operations, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, Geometry, and Algebraic Concepts. Second graders focus on the concept of adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers with regrouping. The focus for 3rd graders is single digit multiplication and division. We are using Daily 5’s to work on reading comprehension and fluency, spelling and grammar skills. Students work on writing small moment stories, narrative stories, revisions, reviews, and informational writing. Students study about their place in the community and Michigan history for social studies. Science topics include both natural and physical science.
4th Grade: Students will master long addition and subtraction. They become more fluent with fractions, division and 2 dimensional figures.
5th Grade: Student will master the four-basic operations with 3 to 4 digit numbers as well as 2 dimensional figures. They will become more fluent with decimals and fraction operations.
4th Grade: God’s plan to save his people from sin (Salvation History), how we participate in that plan, and the many ways God helps us in our pilgrimage on earth to Heaven through his word, his law, and his Church.
5th Grade: A thorough study of the articles of the Creed as the basic belief of our Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on careful understanding of definitions through the words of the Gospels, and the prophets, and the prayers of the Church.
4th Grade “The States and Regions.” Concepts include Government, States History, Natural Resources, Climate, and Geography from the Past and Today.
5th Grade: “ The United States: Make A New Nation” Concepts include the Geography of the United States, 13 Colonies, American Revolution, A Growing Nation, and the Civil War.
English Language Arts
ELA Students – Learn how to write opinion, informational, and narrative papers and improve their grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. During our reading classes, 4th graders learn phonics skills, fluency and comprehension in small groups catered to their reading level.
We follow the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 4th-5th grade use MysteryScience to help teach the 3 types of science: Earth, Life, and Physical.
About Holy Rosary
Holy Rosary Catholic School exists for the purpose of assisting parents in the formation of their children according to Catholic principles. We are committed to transmitting our Catholic heritage to all students and enabling them to experience the Gospel in daily life. Students are recognized and respected as unique individuals reflecting the image of God. Teachers affirm the self-worth of each student and promote their desire to grow in his or her talents and abilities.
Cultivates five core values: honesty, kindness, respect, responsibility and courage. Character development, problem solving and the expression of ideas.